Wine tasting along the Avila Wine Trail

Peloton Cellars focuses on high quality, very small lot wines. The wines are a result of their own detail-focused wine making and high-quality farming practices – the proprietors own one of the Central Coast's premier vineyard management companies. The tasting room brings together their love of wine and cycling in the décor and accessories.

A journey to 'SLO' wine country

"Avila Beach with its many small shops and restaurants is also where the Peloton Cellars tasting room is located. Tricia Kesselring is the tasting room manager. She and her husband Bill own the winery with his brother Tim, and two friends, Kjell Ackerstom and Jeff Brown.

The old-fashioned penny-farthing bike displayed on the wall represents the winery’s name, which is French for bicyclists in a race. It explains the fact that Bill Kesselring, his brother and their two friends are all avid cyclists, with Bill actively competing.

Peloton’s connection to the cycling theme is reflected in its two reserve blends, the Criterium, a Bordeaux-style field blend, and Le Pave, a blend of 80 percent Syrah and 20 percent Grenache. Le Pave’s inspiration comes from a bicycle race in France. Tricia, a former middle school math teacher, compared the race, run almost entirely on rough, rainy and sometimes-muddy cobblestone streets, to Le Pave’s structure -- “a little bit rough but also very elegant and very cutting edge.”

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Save the Date! Join Us for the 7th Annual Winemaker's Dinner

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 : 6-10PM
Where: the beautiful 'Garden Patio' of the Avila Beach Golf Resort

We have created a gourmet dinner paired exquisitely with Peloton Cellars wine to be served on this memorable evening. While dining among friends and indulging in food and wine pairing Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Doug Groshart, will dazzle us with his undeniable talent creating the perfect ambiance for this beautiful night.

There are fun activities planned for the entire weekend, so stay tuned.  Reservations and tickets now available.  Call 805-627-1080.